Photo: Annette Hornischer

David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Art History and Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow - Class of Spring 2014


Linda Henderson has taught European and American art at the University of Texas at Austin since 1978, focusing on the relation of modern art to fields such as geometry, science and technology, and mystical and occult philosophies. After receiving a PhD from Yale University, in 1975, Henderson served as Curator of Modern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, until 1977. In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art (Princeton, 1983; revised ed., MIT, 2013) and Duchamp in Context: Science and Technology in the Large Glass and Related Works (Princeton, 1998). She also co-edited From Energy to Information: Representation in Science and Technology, Art, and Literature (Stanford, 2002), an anthology on the cultural impact of scientific developments such as thermodynamics, ether/electromagnetism, cybernetics, and virtual reality. A 1988-89 Guggenheim Fellow, Henderson is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas and received a Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009. In spring 2010 and 2011 Henderson was a Senior Fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, where she is now a member of the Advisory Board.